Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed by Clarksburg City Councilman Sam Lopez
Harrison County Circuit Judge James Matish denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Clarksburg City Councilman Sam Lopez against his fellow council members. Judge Matish heard the motion during a hearing August 21.
Lopez's attorney, Greg Schillace, has argued that the city council's decision to remove Lopez from his council seat is unconstitutional. Lopez remains on council in a non-voting capacity, pending the outcome of the lawsuit.
The lawsuit is set to be heard starting December 5.
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